NYX Key Lime, Pistachio, Blue Velvet Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

NYX Macaron Lippie
NYX Macaron Lippie

NYX Key Lime Macaron Lippie ($6.00 for 0.15 oz.) is supposed to be a “creamy and highly pigmented” formula that features more “pastel and neon” shades. They also note it has a “satin matte finish” and “long-wearing resilience.” The formula has a lot of slip to it, so it glides on and never tugs on lips, but it also had a tendency to go on somewhat unevenly (the degree dependent on the shade). The wear time for these three shades was a little longer than average. The formula was comfortable to wear, and it was neither drying nor hydrating.

Key Lime is a pop of light-medium, slightly muted lime green with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous shine. It applied unevenly and looked streaky on, though it seemed to have a decent amount of pigmentation to it. The formula just was so creamy that the color wouldn’t stay in place as well. The color wore well for four hours. I couldn’t think of any dupes for this from other green-hued shades I’ve tried (which is, albeit, not nearly as numerous as reds I’ve tried!).

Pistachio is a light, bluish-aqua with a satin finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and while it applied better than expected for such a creamy, emollient, and pastel shade, it was uneven at the end of the day. It might work with a lip primer (readers have suggested NYX’s own Lip Primer helps a lot) or lip pencil underneath to mitigate some of the slippery consistency of the formula. It wore well for four and a half hours. NYX Scandalous (P, $6.00) is darker, more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Blue Velvet is a brightened, medium-dark blue–almost periwinkle blue to me, as there’s a soft, dusty quality to it, but it doesn’t overwhelm the color, so it still looks brighter. It had more of a luminous finish with a fair amount of shine. It applied evenly for the most part, but it wasn’t perfect in application due to the higher slip in the formula. This shade stayed on for five hours and left a stain behind. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pool Boy (P, $18.00) is much lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Key Lime

PPermanent. $6.00.
B-
B-
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total

Pistachio

PPermanent. $6.00.
B-
B-
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total

Blue Velvet

PPermanent. $6.00.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
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NYX Key Lime Macaron Lippie
NYX Key Lime Macaron Lippie

NYX Key Lime Macaron Lippie
NYX Key Lime Macaron Lippie

NYX Key Lime Macaron Lippie
NYX Key Lime Macaron Lippie

NYX Key Lime Macaron Lippie
NYX Key Lime Macaron Lippie

NYX Key Lime Macaron Lippie
NYX Key Lime Macaron Lippie

NYX Key Lime Macaron Lippie
NYX Key Lime Macaron Lippie

NYX Pistachio Macaron Lippie
NYX Pistachio Macaron Lippie

NYX Pistachio Macaron Lippie
NYX Pistachio Macaron Lippie

NYX Pistachio Macaron Lippie
NYX Pistachio Macaron Lippie

NYX Pistachio Macaron Lippie
NYX Pistachio Macaron Lippie

NYX Pistachio Macaron Lippie
NYX Pistachio Macaron Lippie

NYX Pistachio Macaron Lippie
NYX Pistachio Macaron Lippie

NYX Blue Velvet Macaron Lippie
NYX Blue Velvet Macaron Lippie

NYX Blue Velvet Macaron Lippie
NYX Blue Velvet Macaron Lippie

NYX Blue Velvet Macaron Lippie
NYX Blue Velvet Macaron Lippie

NYX Blue Velvet Macaron Lippie
NYX Blue Velvet Macaron Lippie

NYX Blue Velvet Macaron Lippie
NYX Blue Velvet Macaron Lippie

NYX Blue Velvet Macaron Lippie
NYX Blue Velvet Macaron Lippie

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder
  • MAC Modest Blush
On eyes:
  • Sephora Good Mood Eyeliner
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I absolutely love these in the tube but somehow I just can’t imagine wearing it out… though the people who do look fierce and lovely. I actually think Blue Velvet really suits you, Christine! Good Mood was a good choice for pairing ;D

I like some of the wicked lippies. These are just a no for me. I don’t think they have the same appeal or effect as the wicked ones. I don’t think they look good.

I won’t be picking any of these up, but it’s so great to see affordable brands put out unique colors! And so far, they seem to be performing better than KVD’s new lippies. :p

I loooove Pistachio…been eyeing it for awhile. I mean I’ll only ever wear it to take pics but for $6 I might as well go for it!

I love when you do these reviews for unusual colors! You make my day!
I will say that these brighter pastels aren’t as lovely on as the deeper blues, greens and purples you did before. Maybe personal preference but the others seemed more wearable (if that makes sense).
Thanks!!!

I can see the appeal for some but I am personally not into these at all. I much prefer the Wicked Lippies and I can’t wait til you finish posting those shades! 🙂

Heh. I almost scrolled past this post as none of the Macaron lipsticks interest me, but then I thought… wait, OF COURSE I want to see Christine in key lime green lipstick!

And the effect of all three, of course, is very surreal 😀 I like the way that the last one compliments your liner!

I had the same issues with Key Lime. Definitely need a lip primer with that one! Blue Velvet surprised me though. It applies so well and wears nicely for such a funky shade. I actually love it!

I’m glad these exist, and they actually look pretty good in the lip swatches, but something about the full-face pictures is unsettling. They create an optical illusion to my eyes so it kind of looks like your lips aren’t attached to your face.

That probably won’t stop me from impulse-buying a few of them if I run into them at Target though…

It’s nice to see the blues because I was obsessed with patting a revlon blue eyeshadow into gloss as well as the manic panic pearly cream in green! I also wore chopsticks in each of the 7 mini buns is put my hair into and draw on.. But the blue worked and was a favorite! Very straight-laced people complimented the color.. So this is a great review! One never knows how an unThought of color can really compliment them! Have fun! These seem great to experiment with for those with younger healthy lips! (The kind that wear everything, Christine included as an exception) 🙂 I loved those days!! Wicked fun! Like I’ve said before as well, it’s great nail polishes exist now with good glitters and designs for on top because I used to have to paint the pictures, make an ombre affects, put crystals on one by one, and hunt my polishes and favorite glitters down! But they looked fabulous and were a joy and staple of mine back at 15/16.. I encourage the youth to be creative! You have all the tools at any pricepoint now! Years later.. Putting on makeup won’t apply the same… Take advantage! Be gentle! And no foundation of your skin doesn’t need it! Bathe in glitter! It’s fun! 😀

‘Weird’ lipsticks cheer me up like nothing else. I tried grey last year and while I thought it was so fun, I confess I only wore it around the house. Indeed, this is my first year of wearing purple lipstick which isn’t exactly advant guard, but nonetheless, I never thought to try it since I thought it would clash with my skintones. Now I love it and wear it all the time. When it comes to colours like these, I doubt I will ever be in the market unless I’m heading to a costume party, but they make me happy all the same.

I think these are too pastel-y for me.
I love that NYX are doing these lipsticks, even if I can’t wear colours like these I’d love to see others with different colouring wear them.
Of these, Blue Velvet is my favourite, could be because it’s darker, or that it applied better than the others, or maybe it’s more pigmented.
Thanks for reviewing these, Christine.

I have all of the Macarons. I find several of the lighter shades, like Pistachio, do need a primer and liner to look their best. And more than one swipe. They are fun to wear, though, and great for mixing, as well.

I like the last look with the lower eye liner picking up the lip color.

I like to mix them to change or correct my other lipsticks. Pistachio with red and pinks make them browner (mine looks more green then yours does in the pictures). I like Chamboard and Violet to make reds more vampy or intense (depends on the lipstick). Black Sesame darkens some of the lighter nudes that don’t look good on me. I’ve played around with mixing just the Macarons some. Black Sesame, Orange Blossom and Lavender give a subdued apricot shade. Rose and Key Lime give a brownish pink. Chamboard and Coconut make gray. Chamboard and Black Sesame gives a charcoal gray that I like.

😀 I love the expression on your face in the first photo so much, LOL! It is truly the expression of a woman wearing a streaky neon green lipstick! That being said, you still pull it off somehow (what is your secret? TELL ME OMG), and I love the Nyx made these lipsticks, even if they’re not all perfect. I like Pistachio and Blue Velvet the best here – I really, really wonder what Pistachio would look like on my vampire face, LOL!

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